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The HEDLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 789 28460 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 208 18751 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +581 -9709 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 619 2608 0.004 38
United Kingdom 4,073 1544 0.009 89
Top States for HEDLEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 170 14120 0.001 5
Florida 67 23633 0.000 4
New York 59 29794 0.000 3
Michigan 53 22890 0.001 5
Texas 37 31976 0.000 2
Top States for HEDLEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 9 8839 0.001 15
Washington DC 8 6624 0.001 14
Iowa 36 12066 0.001 12
Delaware 8 15432 0.001 10
Wyoming 5 14482 0.001 10


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called HEDLEY live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called HEDLEY represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called HEDLEY in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a HEDLEY by picking someone at random in Vermont than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of HEDLEY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HEDLEY surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the HEDLEY surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of HEDLEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 688 87.2
Black/African American 75 9.51
White (Hispanic) 15 1.9
Mixed Race 6 0.76
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the HEDLEY surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of HEDLEY in historical publications

HEDLEY. Townships in Northumberland, Durham, and Yorkshire.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to HEDLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HEDLEY.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for HEDLEY

The following words are slight variants of HEDLEY that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.